Message, 08062020. : Love Your Life
Watch "Purusha Suktam - the Source of all - know the essence of the Vedas"
Lyrics with meaning in English
"A Christian's Daily Prayer • Prayers of the Saints Live"
Yesterday I spoke to some of my senior friends including Shah Saheb (94). The long internship has slightly affected Shah's spirits, though he is reconciled to the realities around. He asked me the question which is bothering all of us : "When do you expect, normalcy will return ?"...
After a brief pause, I answered :
"Shah Sahib, during the last three months our expectations about normalcy itself have changed. In another three months, things will further change and we will get more conditioned to live with the change. Please take care, I'll again talk to you soon."
Please get in touch with your dear ones who have not got in touch with you recently. They'll be happy to hear from you.
M G Warrier
Message 08062020 : Value of Life
A. Watch "MSC Seaside - Ship Visit (Full version)"
B. Conversation with God*
Me: Hello God.
Me: I'm falling apart. Can you put me back together?
God: I'd rather not.
God: Because you're not a puzzle.
Me: What about all the pieces of my life that fall to the ground?
God: Leave them there for a while. They fell for a reason. Let them be there for a while and then decide if you need to get any of those pieces back.
Me: You don't understand! I'm breaking up!
God: No, you don't understand. You're transcending, evolving. What you feel are growing pains. You're getting rid of the things and people in your life that are holding you back. The pieces are not falling down. The pieces are putting in place. Relax. Take a deep breath and let those things you no longer need fall down. Stop clinging to pieces that are no longer for you. Let them fall. Let them go.
Me: Once I start doing that, what will I have left?
God: Only the best pieces of yours.
Me: I'm afraid to change.
God: I keep telling you: YOU'RE NOT CHANGING! YOU'RE BECOMING!
Me: Becoming, Who?
God: Becoming who I created you to be! A person of light, love, charity, hope, courage, joy, mercy, grace and compassion. I made you for so much more than those shallow pieces you decided to adorn yourself with and that you cling to with so much greed and fear. Let those things fall off you. I love you! Don't change! Become! Don't change! Become! Become who I want you to be, who I created. I'm gonna keep telling you this until you remember.
Me: There goes another piece.
God: Yes. Let it be like this.
Me: So... I'm not broken?
God: No, but you're breaking the darkness, like dawn. It's a new day. Become!! Become who you really are!!"
*Author unknown. Received as a forward from someone whom God loves.
C. Poems by Narendra Modi
Letters to Mother - Open The Magazine
This is a review of a collection of poems written by Narendra Modi 34 years ago.
Open The Magazine has published select poems from the book.
D. Value of life*
Here is an experience that TN Seshan told during a Management Seminar.
He was traveling in Uttar Pradesh with his wife for a picnic while he was the Chief Election Commissioner. On the way, they saw a large mango plantation filled with sparrow nests.
Seeing this, they went down there and his wife wanted to take two nests home.
The police escort called a young boy who was grazing cows in the fields and demanded to bring the nests down and offered to pay him Rs10. He refused, so Seshan raised the offer to Rs.50.
The policeman asked the boy to do it as Seshan was a big officer. The boy told Seshan and his wife ‘Saabji I will not do it for whatsoever you will give.’ He continued, ‘inside those nests, there will be baby sparrows, if I give you those nests to you, in the evening when mother sparrow returns with food for the babies and do not find them there, she will cry. I do not have the heart to see that’. Hearing this Seshan and his wife were shocked.
Seshan says my position and the IAS melted away in front of that little boy. I was in front of him like a mustard seed. They gave up their wish and after returning, this incident continued to haunt him with guilt for days. Education, position or social status in never the yardstick for the measure of humanity.
Knowledge is to know nature. We don’t achieve anything by gathering a lot of information. Life becomes blissful when you have knowledge, sense & wisdom.
Courtesy to the original writer
*Received as a forward by email from Dr Prabha Ramadurai